Upward March Pre-work

Hello, Momentum Upward Leadership Essentials workshop participants!

Lisa Graham and Julie McDonald here.  We are looking forward to getting to spend time with you!  We will be delivering this workshop using a “flipped classroom” style of presentation, where you will do some pre-work prior to our session, then we will have facilitated discussion about the exercises when we are all together. 

This webpage contains instructions for watching the pre-work video content for our workshop session as well as other logistical instructions to make this the best experience for you. Please read all of these instructions before taking any action.  There is a bit of detail, and we don’t want you to miss anything! 


  1. Complete the Personal Leadership Philosophy workbook before our session on March 14th.
    Attached to this email you will find the Personal Leadership Philosophy (PLP) Workbook so that you may begin working on your PLP.  The process will take some time, since you will be doing several exercises that require some thought and some input from others.  So, go ahead and get started and give yourself plenty of thinking and reflection time!
  2. Watch the two videos (and one video clip) below before our session on March 14th.
    Video 1:  Myth of Work-Life Balance video (approximately 21 minutes long)
    In the Myth of Work-Life Balance video, we pause to allow you to watch a brief clip of Dr. Brené Brown. Don’t worry — in the video, we tell you when to pause our video to watch Brené.  For the purposes of this workshop, we want you to watch her video from 2:57 to 4:40 (but you are welcome to watch the entire video, if desired).

The Myth of Work-Life Balance workbook can be found here.  Please print or have this workbook available in digital format as you are watching the Myth of Work-Life Balance video, since you will be working on creating your Life Elements Blend as you are watching the video. In addition, as you are watching the Myth of Work-Life Balance video and completing your Life Elements Blend using the workbook attached, please take notes on any reactions you have, questions that emerge, or any shifts in your thinking that occur.  We want you to capture these experiences so we can have a meaningful discussion when we are together in our session. 

Video 2:  Position Power and Personal Power (approximately 9 minutes long)

  1. Bring all materials to the in-person session
    To participate fully in the session on March 14th, you will need to have all of the pre-work completed, including filling out your Personal Leadership Philosophy workbook and completing your Life Elements Blend. We will be actively referring to and using these in the session together. Bring these materials with you to the session.

Whew! We think that is everything!  We are looking forward to seeing you soon.